Lindsey Graham is still boinking that chicken.
During his appearance on CBS’ Face the Nation yesterday, Graham pledged to place a hold on both Chuck Hagel and John Brennan. Because Benghazi.
BOB SCHIEFFER (HOST): I’m not sure I understand. What do you plan to do if they don’t give you an answer? Are you going to put a hold on these two nominations?
GRAHAM: Yes…How could Susan Rice come on to your show and say there’s no evidence of a terrorist attack when the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs said they knew that night? I think that was a misleading narrative three weeks before our election.
SCHIEFFER: Let me just make sure, because you’re about to make some news here, I think. You are saying that you are going to block the nominations — you’re going to block them from coming to a vote until you get an answer to this? Now, John McCain has already said he doesn’t think the Republicans ought to filibuster this. What will you do? You’re just going to put a hold on it? [...]
GRAHAM: I want to know who changed the talking points. Who took the references to Al Qaeda out of the talking points given to Susan Rice? We still don’t know…. I want to know what our president did. What did he do as commander in chief? Did he ever pick up the phone and call anybody? I think this is the stuff the country needs to know.
The Senate Homeland Security Committee has already issued a report on the matter and concluded that several of our intelligence agencies, including the FBI and CIA, had a hand in botching the early analysis.
It’s possible Lindsey Graham didn’t get the memo just as he failed to attend a detailed briefing on the matter because he was too busy holding a press conference alongside John McCain to demand more details.
At this point, even Graham’s closest colleagues are probably sick of hearing about it.